It's an available option. Most Dodge trucks have a sticker either under the
or in the glove box listing what options were ordered for the vehicle.
Also, for simple brake pads, calipers, and rotors, it often doesn't matter
they are ABS or not. Have the parts guy (or got to autozone's web site) look
part numbers for ABS and non-ABS. If they are the same numbers, you're set.
There's no decoding involved. It's just a list of options. My truck has
True, in that case it would a different part. But what about calipers,
hoses? The only way to know is check the part numbers. On my Dakota, the ring
not part of the rotor. So the rotor is the same for both apps.
Not at all. For example, go in to just about any parts store and ask for a
voltage regulator for a 1970 Mustang. They want to know engine size, and carb
to get to the right reference page. Although we all know that voltage
1970 Ford are all the same, regardless of engine or even chassis.
The counter droid is often just that, a droid who only knows how to use
computer. I once went in to get spark plugs. I asked for a set of Autolite
He insisted on looking it up in the computer, even though I told him it was
custom app. After a while I gave up and went to another store.
Hoses can easily be different since many times they have the
added bracketry for the wheel speed sensor wiring. Calipers and
rotors can be different also if the ABS package is bundled in
with wheel size options.
Your Dakota is 4X4. Big difference in architecture between
Dakota 4X4 and a RWD B van.
Unfair to compare what gets a part for a 35 year old car to
something more current.
Agree 100%, but that -is- the program and he's (the droid) not
often in a position to do something about it.
I feel very fortunate that there are no AutoZoo's in this
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My wife has a 1996 Dodge B3500 Van.
I need to replace the front rotors.
The guy at AutoZone wants to know if it has 4 wheel anti lock brakes or
rear wheel only.
How can I tell? The owner's manual is of no help.
There will be an electrical wire on both front brakes, running down
behind the spindle and
rotors.....attached to sensors.
No 4 wheel ABS
That doesn't tell you anything. My '95 with RWAL has the same ABS light
that a truck with 4WABS would have.
Easiest way to tell is to look for the sensor wire along the front brake
line as suggested - which the OP has done and determined he doesn't have
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